The landing of national politicians in the Balearic Islands. This may summarize what has been happening in the islands in recent weeks. This is somewhat unusual, as parties tend to focus on the most populous autonomous communities as they can garner more support. However, this time there is a lot at stake and the islands are one of those areas in which the options are wide open. Right now, it is possible for both the Left and the Right to govern.
All parties aim to garner as many votes as possible, everything adds up, and they don’t want to leave any stone unturned. Although the elections are autonomous, insular and municipal, the political formations interpret it in a national key, as a test of what might happen in the general elections later this year. The left wants to keep as many territories as possible, while the PP – whether seen with Vox inside or outside the governments – wants to paint Spain’s map blue.
This Wednesday is scheduled the visit of the President of the Government and leader of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, who will be in Palma at a sports center in Son Oliva. On other occasions, such as the 2019 general elections, the Socialists chose the Palacio de Congressos and filled it to the brim. He would not be the only one who would opt for shorter formats, the president of PP, Alberto Núñez Feijo, would also do so; His appearance is scheduled for May 24 at the Parc de la Mar.
United We Can also put all the meat on the grill. Thus, Pablo Iglesias will be at the CCOO headquarters this Saturday, May 20th. In addition, Yolanda Díaz, the leader of Sumer and Minister of Labor, will arrive on Wednesday of next week.
For its part, Vox is closing its calendar and will announce it in the next few hours. It must be remembered that the party’s president, Santiago Abascal, was at a major event in Sa Fexina (Palma) on 22 April.
The case of Ciudadanos is special, as its national leader is a candidate in the Balearic Islands, Patricia Gusp; This coming Sunday he will have a central campaign event and will be attended by the party’s general secretary Adrian Vazquez and the entire national executive of the party. MEP Eva Pochaeva will also visit; The participation of José Ramón Bauza, also an MEP, has not been announced.
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Although we are only six days into the election campaign, several national politicians have already paraded through the islands; The ‘procession’ began before the campaign. The PSOE has been overturned and several ministers have already attended: Mikel Iquetá (Culture), Nadia Calvino (Economy), Pilar Alegría (Education) and Isabel Rodríguez (Regional Policy and Government Spokesperson). It should be noted that former President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has also visited Mallorca.
And the socialist landing does not end there, there are also events scheduled for Finance Minister María Jesús Monteiro; Minister of Health, Jose Minones Minones; Third Vice President and Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera Teresa Ribera; and Hector Gómez, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
Ioan Belarra, Secretary General of Podemos and Minister of Social Rights, has also visited Mallorca; He did it last Sunday in an act with candidates from the Purple Formation.
For its part, the PP has used its most famous faces and in late April Juanma Moreno, president of the Junta de Andalucia, visited Mallorca. So is Kuka Gamarra, the parliamentary spokesman for the PP. In addition, this Thursday will be the Deputy Secretary of Economy of the PP, Juan Bravo; And on May 23, Anna Pastor, second vice-president of the Congress of Deputies, will do just that.